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Data Science with R

Professional Certificate in Data Science with R

Professional Certificate in Data Science with R

Hybrid Program

At-a-Glance

6 months

$6,000

UCR Extension

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Winter 2019 Cohort Begins January 12

Data science, analytics, machine intelligence, and automation are creating a new revolution in workflow, and how our society functions. Pegged as one of the most sought after skills in the workforce today, data science is taking the world by storm and showing how its powerful tools and methods can be used to solve real-world business problems in a fraction of the time. Through foundational skill building, you will delve into programming in R, the free Microsoft-supported machine learning software that has become the standard for data scientists and enterprises for automating processes and solving business challenges. By understanding the concepts of supervised and unsupervised machine learning, you will learn how to predict probability and optimize logistics within a company’s structure. Increase your marketability and take your career to the next level with these in-demand skills.

Also of Interest Data Science for Managers Workshop, Thursday, November 8

What You'll Learn

  • The data science process and most common data types
  • How to resolve real-world business problems by implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Common principles and algorithms that do 80% of the heavy lifting in data science
  • The ins and outs of predictive analysis and models

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Analytics Lead
  • Business Intelligence Analytics

How to Complete this Program 

You can apply to earn the entire certificate or enroll individually in the Part 1 courses.  Only admitted applicants are eligible to enroll in Part 2.  

Part 1 Courses and Schedule 

Classes taught over three weekends onsite at UCR Extension or via live simulcast. 

Data Science: Discipline Overview, Use Cases, Methodologies, & Tools

Two meetings, January 12 & 13 

  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Introduction to R, Data Preparation, & Visualization

Four meetings, January 26 & 27 and February 9 & 10

  • Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Part 2 Courses and Schedule

The first five courses will be delivered via live simulcast. Beginning February 12 classes will meet virtually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students can attend class from any location with internet access. The capstone course will be taught onsite at UCR Extension on June 14 & 15.  

SQL & Database Management with R
Foundations of Statistics, Statistical Inference, & Probability
Unsupervised Machine Learning: Clustering & Association Rules
Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Time Series Analysis
Supervised Machine Learning: Introduction to Classification Algorithms
Data Science with R Capstone Project

Cost to Attend

The cost for students who enroll in individually in each course is approximately $5,990. 

The cost for students who are admitted to the entire certificate is approximately $5,495.

Required equipment

Participants must bring their own computer device to all classes. Either a PC or Mac, at least 4GB of RAM, R installed, RStudio installed (Open Source Software) and 10GB of free disk space. Download and install R and R Studio: https://datasociety.com/topic/setting-up-r-and-rstudio/.

Real People. Real Results.

“The information was useful for seasoned data users, but also gives managers with no programming experience a better understanding of analytic approaches and ways to incorporate them in various lines of work.”

Jon VanLeeuwen


Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Data Science: Discipline Overview, Use Cases, Methodologies, and Tools

CS X459

1 units

Fundamentals of R, Data Preparation and Visualization

CS X459.2

2 units

Quarter 2

Unsupervised Machine Learning: Clustering & Association Rules

CS X459.5

1 units

Supervised Machine Learning: Regression and Time Series Analysis

CS X459.6

2 units

Supervised Machine Learning: Introduction to Classification Algorithms

CS X459.7

2 units

Data Science with R Capstone Project

CS X459.8

1 units

Foundations of Statistics, Statistical Inference, and Probability

CS X459.4

2 units

SQL and Database Management with R

CS X459.3

1 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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